What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
Boy Pierce is a rapper and producer from Wilmington, DE. His music has been featured on CNN, Barstool Sports, and Adweek, and he’s performed at New York City’s Webster Hall and Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory. Pierce’s viral “Nick Foles” music video reached over one million people. His “Seinfeld Ultimate Tribute” song was shared by actor Jason Alexander and his “DeSean Jackson” music video was shared by NFL star DeSean Jackson, a song that Pierce performed live on Philadelphia’s Fox29 TV station. He has opened for national touring acts like Mac Lethal, Froggy Fresh, and MC Lars. His 2018 album Homemade featured underground hip hop icon Esoteric of CZARFACE, as well as Nerdcore and “lit-hop” pioneer MC Lars. His latest album Mixed Goods was released in 2020.
What made you go into music?
Music was a big part of my life growing up. My dad played classic rock records and my brother played alternative and jam band rock albums. I was always surrounded by a vast range of music. When I first heard rap on MTV and Philadelphia’s Power 99 radio station, I was hooked. Rap gave me the utmost confidence and energy, and I latched onto it as a fan. When I got to college, I started freestyling with friends and at parties, and producing my own sample-based music. And it kept growing from there.
Who are your influences?
I was inspired by 90s hip hop as a kid. Rappers like Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, and Dr. Dre are responsible for my love of hip hop. And independent rappers like MC Lars and Esoteric showed me a very unique perspective of hip hop that differed from the mainstream. Outside of rap, I’ve been influenced by the likes of Beck and Girl Talk.
Are you signed?
You released your single ‘Elaine Benes’, tell us more about the single.
I’m a big fan of the tv show Seinfeld, and I wanted to make a Seinfeld song that took place in modern-day. So for this concept, both characters are in their 60s and Jerry Seinfeld is professing his pent-up love for Elaine Benes.
What is the meaning behind the single?
It’s a fun song that takes place in the Seinfeld universe, and I wanted to give fans of Seinfeld a song to celebrate Seinfeld finally coming to Netflix.
What was the writing and recording process like?
I brainstormed what Jerry and Elaine would be up to in 2021. For example, I assumed they’d be in an iMessage group along with Kramer and George, and that Elaine had the best GIFs in that iMessage group. I assumed she took an Uber to Jerry’s comedy shows in the city.
I recorded the song in Los Angeles, with a producer named Noah Shanklin. This was a treat because I record and mix and master 99.9% of my songs. It was a nice change of pace and Noah did a great job.
Describe the track in two words.
Who did you work with on the single?
Noah Shanklin recorded, mixed, and mastered the song.
A producer named robbiesbeats did the music, a very talented beatmaker I found on Fiverr. This was also a change of pace because I produce most of my music.
Will we see a Music video for the single and if so, what can we expect from it?
The music video is live and you can watch it here.
Will we see an Ep or Album and if so, what can we expect from it and when can we expect it?
There is a new album for release in 2022. I went away for 10 weeks in the spring and summer of 2021, staying at random Airbnbs on the west coast, while working remotely full-time for an NYC-based ad agency. I had all my music gear with me, and created this album throughout my travels. Each destination has a song on the album. I composed all the music and wrote/performed all the vocals. I’m very excited to share it with everyone!
Do you have any live shows or a tour coming up and if so let us know where we can catch you.
I’ll have a show in New York City in March of 2022. I’ll share details soon!
What else can we expect at the end of 2021 and early 2022?
I’ll be releasing a new single called “Year-End Review 2021” in December. It’s a full evaluation of my year in rap form!
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I see myself having a devoted following of fans who love my music, live shows, and live streams. I also will be producing for other artists, creating their music and recording their vocals. That’s a new venture I started this year, and I’m enjoying it!
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“There is no pressure”
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Dictionary. I do a “Dictionary Freestyle” every show, where a random crowd member picks a random page from a dictionary, and I freestyle every word on the page.
Laptop or phone with backing tracks
Earplugs – protect your hearing, friends!